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Sunday, May 08, 2011

Sidney Sheldon's After the Darkness

The fall in the Economy and hedge fund scandal form the backdrop of the plot.

Grace is married to hedge fund owner of Quorum- Lenny Brookstein who is a self starter.

Grace is rich, beautiful and completely ignorant of the workings of the economy and her husband's empire.

Life would go on had Lenny not decided to commit suicide/ get murdered/ lost in sea right after naming Grace as his sole business partner.

News of his disappearance is followed by the appearance of the Feds and their subsequent scanning of the paperwork and arrest of Grace.

Grace is tried in the court of law for suspected embezzling of funds and being the cause of severe losses for investors, including a large section of middle class investors.

Grace is convicted and goes to jail from where she strategises to help find her husband's killer, the missing money and thereby clear both his and her name.

She risks her life, dodges the police and the investigators, unearthes shocking facts and ultimately reaches her objective. Or does she?

After the Darkness is written by Tilly Bagshawe in Sidney Sheldon style. While the spirit of the plot is very much there, it is not as complex and intricately woven as how Sidney would have done it. Yet it has all the elements of a thriller and enough disgusting sections to keep the horror quotient high.


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